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State College, PA
October 9, 2011 

It was a beautiful fall day as 86 runners competed in the 21st Annual Knights of Columbus Adventure 5K on Sunday. This race benefits the Schlow Centre Region Library Children's Department.

The Knights race is the Nittany Valley Running Club's official Beginners Race. This year seven runners completed their first 5K race. This year's beginners were Sally Neely, Brad Westhafer, Kate Woodford, Kimberly Musial, Grace Peiffe, Sara Lucid, and Thomas Sowers. All beginners received a ribbon of recognition to help commemorate their first 5K. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

One of the area's regular runners and last year's third place finisher, Patrick Singletary, 46, took first place in 17:52; followed by last year's first place finisher, Alan Effrig, 32, in 18:10; and third place finisher, Joe Schuchert, 33, in 19:49. In the women's race, Catherine Curtin, 12 , took first place in 21:38; followed by second place finisher, Megan Schuchert, 33, in 22:04; and third place finisher, Julia Neely, 11, in 24:17.

A large number of families, including the Schucherts, Neelys, Maras, Fedkins, Maguires, Shireys, Smiths, Welshs, and Van Velsors participated in either the 5K and/or the Kids' races.

Race director Christine Rodgers wants to thank all the volunteers for helping make race day a success. The race raised $1600 for its beneficiary, the Schlow Centre Region Library's Children's Department. Past race director Marty Mazur, provided invaluable assistance with many pre-race and race day preparations. Additionally, a huge thank you to Kim Barger who helped with many of the pre- and race day tasks. As usual, Dave Eggler did an excellent job in tracking the runners' times and compiling the results. Dave Agler provided high-quality finish line support. Thanks to Fran Zola for efficiently handling the difficult task of managing last minute, race day registrations and to Adam Bugaj who, on his bike, guided the runners through the course. Finally, many thanks to course marshals Cassandra Rosas, Mary Beth Hoffman, Meira Minard, Fran Zola, and the many spectators who at last minute agreed to help out directing runners along the course.

Finally, a big Thank You goes out to the race sponsors. The Knights of Columbus generously allowed the NVRC to host the race from their hall, and donated a thoughtful cash gift to help defray race expenses. Club member and long-time sponsor, Tom Cali, of Tom Cali Re/Max Centre Realty also generously donated a cash gift, as well as MedExpress. Subway provided coupons for runners to receive a free 6" sub. Wal-Mart and Wegman's provided store gift cards which were used to purchase post race food for the runners. CCDA Water donated bottled water. Other local businesses, including Rapid Transit Sports, Appalachian Outdoors, The Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel, The Bicycle Shop, East Coast Gym, Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster and Northland Bowl also provided prizes. As in previous years, Rosewood Silkscreening did a great job with the race T-shirts.

Thanks again and I look forward to seeing everyone again at next year's race.

Marty Mazur and Race Director Christine Rodgers present beneficiary check to Anita Ditz of Schlow Centre Region Library.



Christine Rodgers
Race Director

Results by Nittany Valley Running Club

Kids Race results are at the bottom of the page.

         CLASS 
 PLACE   PLACE                    FINISHER                  TIME
 -----   -----                    --------                  ----
    1      OpM  Patrick Singletary, 46, State College, PA  17:52 
    2      OpM  Alan Effrig, 32, State College, PA         18:10 
    3      OpM  Joe Schuchert, 33, State College, PA       19:49 
    4    1 M25  Tim Aydin, 27, Alexandria, VA              20:01 
    5    1 M45  Gregory Luna, 46, State College, PA        20:14 
    6    1 JrM  Chris DiPerna, 12, Port Matilda, PA        20:22 
    7    2 M45  Dean Capone, 47, State College, PA         21:13 
    8    3 M45  Jeff Bartlett, 46, Altoona, PA             21:18 
    9      OpW  Catherine Curtin, 12*, State College, PA   21:38 
   10    1 M35  Brian Burns, 36, State College, PA         21:46 
   11    1 M20  Davis DeMille, 22, State College, PA       21:58 
   12      OpW  Megan Schuchert, 33*, State College, PA    22:04 
   13    2 JrM  Thomas Sowers, 12, State College, PA       22:16 
   14    1 M40  Mark Fedkin, 41, State College, PA         22:41 
   15    1 M55  Earl Lake, 57, Furnace, PA                 23:19 
   16    1 M50  Marty Mazur, 54, State College, PA         23:44 
   17    4 M45  Scott Gest, 45, State College, PA          23:52 
   18      OpW  Julia Neely, 11*, State College, PA        24:17 
   19    2 M50  Jeff Henderson, 51, Furnace, PA            24:20 
   20    1 W30  Sara Noss, 33*, State College, PA          24:24 
   21    1 M30  Dave Freidenbloom, 31, Roaring Spring, PA  24:40 
   22    2 M20  Avi Sinicin, 22, State College, PA         24:52 
   23    2 M55  Robert Steffer, 55, Emporium, PA           24:58 
   24    2 W30  Heather Shadon, 34*, Bellefonte, PA        25:04 
   25    1 JrW  Emma Maras, 10*, State College, PA         25:06 
   26    3 M50  James Maras, 50, State College, PA         25:07 
   27    5 M45  Bill Hessert, 47, Port Matilda, PA         25:10 
   28    1 W40  Kim Neely, 44*, State College, PA          25:30 
   29    1 W35  Heidi Metzger, 38*, State College, PA      25:40 
   30    1 M17  Nikita Fedkin, 18, State College, PA       25:45 
   31    1 W25  Jessica McNutt, 25*, State College, PA     25:50 
   32    2 JrW  Emma Simon, 10*, Boalsburg, PA             25:54 
   33    3 JrW  Katie Maguire, 10*, State College, PA      26:28 
   34    2 M40  Andrew Maguire, 41, State College, PA      26:30 
   35    3 M40  David Lloyd, 41, State College, PA         26:46 
   36    3 W30  Liz Troisi, 31*, State College, PA         26:50 
   37    2 W40  Jennifer DeCecco, 43*, State College, PA   27:06 
   38    6 M45  George Callahan, 48, State College, PA     27:12 
   39    3 JrM  Spenser McLaughlin, 8, State College, PA   27:19 
   40    1 W45  Lori Reeves, 49*, State College, PA        27:20 
   41    4 JrW  Summer Shirey, 12*, Pleasant Gap, PA       27:27 
   42    7 M45  Russ Dauberman, 45, Bellefonte, PA         27:45 
   43    4 W30  Brittany Rhoades, 31*, Bellefonte, PA      27:48 
   44    4 JrM  Nathaniel Smith, 10, Port Matilda, PA      28:07 
   45    5 JrW  Amber Shirey, 9*, Pleasant Gap, PA         28:14 
   46    1 W65  Paula Jech, 67*, State College, PA         28:16 
   47    2 W35  Erika Smith, 38*, Port Matilda, PA         28:19 
   48    4 M50  John Hook, 52, State College, PA           28:24 
   49    2 W45  Jennifer Hessert, 45*, Port Matilda, PA    28:39 
   50    1 M70  Terry Derk, 70, Dauphin, PA                28:46 
   51    6 JrW  Gretchen Weyant, 12*, State College, PA    29:10 
   52    3 W35  Jessie DiLucia, 37*, Wayne, PA             29:13 
   53    5 W30  Rachel Garmon, 30*, Milesburg, PA          29:18 
   54    7 JrW  Grace Peiffer, 12*, State College, PA      29:21 
   55    1 W50  Kim Nelson, 51*, State College, PA         29:32 
   56    8 M45  Toby Capparik, 45, Bellefonte, PA          30:05 
   57    1 W13  Natasha Fedkina, 13*, State College, PA    30:23 
   58    2 M30  Doug Parson, 34, Milroy, PA                30:40 
   59    1 W20  Sara Lucid, 24*, State College, PA         30:50 
   60    2 M25  Jason Hinsey, 25, State College, PA        30:50 
   61    2 M35  Michael Shaton, 37, Bellefonte, PA         31:05 
   62    6 W30  Laura Van Velsor, 30*, Boalsburg, PA       31:07 
   63    3 M30  Jason Van Velsor, 30, Boalsburg, PA        31:08 
   64    3 M55  Brad Westhafer, 59, Mechanicsburg, PA      31:11 
   65    4 W35  Pamela McCratic, 35*, Centre Hall, PA      31:22 
   66    3 W40  Laurie Shirey, 40*, Pleasant Gap, PA       31:29 
   67    3 W45  Patricia Welsh, 46*, Pleasant Gap, PA      31:31 
   68    4 W45  Beth Becher, 47*, Altoona, PA              31:35 
   69    7 W30  Amy Clark, 34*, Bellefonte, PA             31:37 
   70    2 W20  Kelly Crawford, 24*, State College, PA     31:57 
   71    1 W55  Kathie Mayo, 58*, Bellefonte, PA           32:44 
   72    2 W13  Victoria Maras, 13*, State College, PA     32:46 
   73    2 W55  Bonnie Higgins, 57*, State College, PA     33:24 
   74    2 W25  Kate Woodford, 29*, State College, PA      33:37 
   75    3 M25  Robert Cunningham, 26, Burnham, PA         33:40 
   76    8 JrW  Shannon Welsh, 7*, Pleasant Gap, PA        34:00 
   77    8 W30  Christa Gallagher, 34*, Howard, PA         34:40 
   78    4 W40  Tammi McConnell, 42*, Altoona, PA          35:38 
   79    9 W30  Naomie LaBrecque, 33*, State College, PA   37:54 
   80    5 M50  Mitchell Schmidt, 52, State College, PA    37:55 
   81    5 W45  Mary Dauberman, 48*, Bellefonte, PA        38:27 
   82    5 W40  Kelly Buchan, 40*, Lock Haven, PA          39:45 
   83    3 W25  Melissa Dyrdahl, 26*, Bellefonte, PA       40:05 
   84    3 W13  Kimberly Musial, 13*, State College, PA    40:21 
   85    4 W25  Theresa Kutacz, 27*, State College, PA     40:22 
   86    6 W45  Sallly Neely, 49*, Hollidaysburg, PA       40:23 
* indicates females
6 finishers among Males (no age given)
4 finishers among Men Under 13
1 finishers among Men 17 - 19
2 finishers among Men 20 - 24
3 finishers among Men 25 - 29
3 finishers among Men 30 - 34
2 finishers among Men 35 - 39
3 finishers among Men 40 - 44
8 finishers among Men 45 - 49
5 finishers among Men 50 - 54
3 finishers among Men 55 - 59
1 finishers among Men 70 - 74
8 finishers among Women Under 13
3 finishers among Women 13 - 16
2 finishers among Women 20 - 24
4 finishers among Women 25 - 29
9 finishers among Women 30 - 34
4 finishers among Women 35 - 39
5 finishers among Women 40 - 44
6 finishers among Women 45 - 49
1 finishers among Women 50 - 54
2 finishers among Women 55 - 59
1 finishers among Women 65 - 69
41 male finishers
45 female finishers
86 total finishers

         CLASS 
 PLACE   PLACE                    FINISHER                  TIME
 -----   -----                    --------                  ----
Open Men
    1    1 M45  Patrick Singletary, 46, State College, PA  17:52 
    2    2 M30  Alan Effrig, 32, State College, PA         18:10 
    3    3 M30  Joe Schuchert, 33, State College, PA       19:49 

Open Women
    9    1 JrW  Catherine Curtin, 12, State College, PA    21:38 
   12    2 W30  Megan Schuchert, 33, State College, PA     22:04 
   18    3 JrW  Julia Neely, 11, State College, PA         24:17 


       CLASS 
 PLACE PLACE                FINISHER                   TIME
 ----- -----                --------                   ----
Men Under 13
    6    1  Chris DiPerna, 12, Port Matilda, PA        20:22 
   13    2  Thomas Sowers, 12, State College, PA       22:16 
   39    3  Spenser McLaughlin, 8, State College, PA   27:19 
   44    4  Nathaniel Smith, 10, Port Matilda, PA      28:07 


Men 17 - 19
   30    1  Nikita Fedkin, 18, State College, PA       25:45 

Men 20 - 24
   11    1  Davis DeMille, 22, State College, PA       21:58 
   22    2  Avi Sinicin, 22, State College, PA         24:52 

Men 25 - 29
    4    1  Tim Aydin, 27, Alexandria, VA              20:01 
   60    2  Jason Hinsey, 25, State College, PA        30:50 
   75    3  Robert Cunningham, 26, Burnham, PA         33:40 

Men 30 - 34
   21    1  Dave Freidenbloom, 31, Roaring Spring, PA  24:40 
   58    2  Doug Parson, 34, Milroy, PA                30:40 
   63    3  Jason Van Velsor, 30, Boalsburg, PA        31:08 

Men 35 - 39
   10    1  Brian Burns, 36, State College, PA         21:46 
   61    2  Michael Shaton, 37, Bellefonte, PA         31:05 

Men 40 - 44
   14    1  Mark Fedkin, 41, State College, PA         22:41 
   34    2  Andrew Maguire, 41, State College, PA      26:30 
   35    3  David Lloyd, 41, State College, PA         26:46 

Men 45 - 49
    5    1  Gregory Luna, 46, State College, PA        20:14 
    7    2  Dean Capone, 47, State College, PA         21:13 
    8    3  Jeff Bartlett, 46, Altoona, PA             21:18 
   17    4  Scott Gest, 45, State College, PA          23:52 
   27    5  Bill Hessert, 47, Port Matilda, PA         25:10 
   38    6  George Callahan, 48, State College, PA     27:12 
   42    7  Russ Dauberman, 45, Bellefonte, PA         27:45 
   56    8  Toby Capparik, 45, Bellefonte, PA          30:05 

Men 50 - 54
   16    1  Marty Mazur, 54, State College, PA         23:44 
   19    2  Jeff Henderson, 51, Furnace, PA            24:20 
   26    3  James Maras, 50, State College, PA         25:07 
   48    4  John Hook, 52, State College, PA           28:24 
   80    5  Mitchell Schmidt, 52, State College, PA    37:55 

Men 55 - 59
   15    1  Earl Lake, 57, Furnace, PA                 23:19 
   23    2  Robert Steffer, 55, Emporium, PA           24:58 
   64    3  Brad Westhafer, 59, Mechanicsburg, PA      31:11 



Men 70 - 74
   50    1  Terry Derk, 70, Dauphin, PA                28:46 




       CLASS 
 PLACE PLACE                FINISHER                   TIME
 ----- -----                --------                   ----
Women Under 13
   25    1  Emma Maras, 10, State College, PA          25:06 
   32    2  Emma Simon, 10, Boalsburg, PA              25:54 
   33    3  Katie Maguire, 10, State College, PA       26:28 
   41    4  Summer Shirey, 12, Pleasant Gap, PA        27:27 
   45    5  Amber Shirey, 9, Pleasant Gap, PA          28:14 
   51    6  Gretchen Weyant, 12, State College, PA     29:10 
   54    7  Grace Peiffer, 12, State College, PA       29:21 
   76    8  Shannon Welsh, 7, Pleasant Gap, PA         34:00 

Women 13 - 16
   57    1  Natasha Fedkina, 13, State College, PA     30:23 
   72    2  Victoria Maras, 13, State College, PA      32:46 
   84    3  Kimberly Musial, 13, State College, PA     40:21 


Women 20 - 24
   59    1  Sara Lucid, 24, State College, PA          30:50 
   70    2  Kelly Crawford, 24, State College, PA      31:57 

Women 25 - 29
   31    1  Jessica McNutt, 25, State College, PA      25:50 
   74    2  Kate Woodford, 29, State College, PA       33:37 
   83    3  Melissa Dyrdahl, 26, Bellefonte, PA        40:05 
   85    4  Theresa Kutacz, 27, State College, PA      40:22 

Women 30 - 34
   20    1  Sara Noss, 33, State College, PA           24:24 
   24    2  Heather Shadon, 34, Bellefonte, PA         25:04 
   36    3  Liz Troisi, 31, State College, PA          26:50 
   43    4  Brittany Rhoades, 31, Bellefonte, PA       27:48 
   53    5  Rachel Garmon, 30, Milesburg, PA           29:18 
   62    6  Laura Van Velsor, 30, Boalsburg, PA        31:07 
   69    7  Amy Clark, 34, Bellefonte, PA              31:37 
   77    8  Christa Gallagher, 34, Howard, PA          34:40 
   79    9  Naomie LaBrecque, 33, State College, PA    37:54 

Women 35 - 39
   29    1  Heidi Metzger, 38, State College, PA       25:40 
   47    2  Erika Smith, 38, Port Matilda, PA          28:19 
   52    3  Jessie DiLucia, 37, Wayne, PA              29:13 
   65    4  Pamela McCratic, 35, Centre Hall, PA       31:22 

Women 40 - 44
   28    1  Kim Neely, 44, State College, PA           25:30 
   37    2  Jennifer DeCecco, 43, State College, PA    27:06 
   66    3  Laurie Shirey, 40, Pleasant Gap, PA        31:29 
   78    4  Tammi McConnell, 42, Altoona, PA           35:38 
   82    5  Kelly Buchan, 40, Lock Haven, PA           39:45 

Women 45 - 49
   40    1  Lori Reeves, 49, State College, PA         27:20 
   49    2  Jennifer Hessert, 45, Port Matilda, PA     28:39 
   67    3  Patricia Welsh, 46, Pleasant Gap, PA       31:31 
   68    4  Beth Becher, 47, Altoona, PA               31:35 
   81    5  Mary Dauberman, 48, Bellefonte, PA         38:27 
   86    6  Sallly Neely, 49, Hollidaysburg, PA        40:23 

Women 50 - 54
   55    1  Kim Nelson, 51, State College, PA          29:32 

Women 55 - 59
   71    1  Kathie Mayo, 58, Bellefonte, PA            32:44 
   73    2  Bonnie Higgins, 57, State College, PA      33:24 


Women 65 - 69
   46    1  Paula Jech, 67, State College, PA          28:16 

 

Kids Races

Photos courtesy of Sara Noss

Marty Mazur and Sara Noss help line kids up for the 1/4-mile Kids Race

 

Aidan Noss is happy with his ribbon after completing the 1/4-Mile Kids Race

KIDS RACE 8 & UNDER 1/4 mile

Name                       Age     Time
----                       ---     ----
Ben Hoffman                 8      1:27
Sarah Neely                 8      1:29
Duncan Loviscky             7      1:52
Marcos Lepage               7      1:59
Bib #20                            2:03
Daniel Mussett              7      2:04
Addie Parson                5      2:05
Brady Schuchert             4      2:32
Paddy DiLucia               4      2:40
Ellie Marshall              4      2:41
Aidan Noss                  4      3:13

KIDS RACE 9 & OVER 1/2 mile

Name                       Age     Time
----                       ---     ----
Sebastian Lepage           10      3:26
Stanley Hamilton           10      3:32
Keira Welsh                        3:47